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Alter It!

I’m so sad. Christmas is over and there are no leftovers left to eat. *insert a sad puppy face here* There’s some consolation in this week’s Craft Your Passion challenge where we were asked to alter something and I used this opportunity to make a Christmas present! Yes, my friends. I made something to someone I care about!

There was just one problem. I forgot to photograph my altered item for the challenge before I gave it away so I had no pictures to post on the challenge blog. To have something to share, I altered another box. For me:

Challenge142a I’m storing my paper scraps in there now. Pretty cute, huh? That trim is real vintage and I’ve been hoarding it for ages. I think this is the first time I’m actually using some of it. And speaking of vintage…

I now have pictures of the first box I made. My friend Niko, loves vintage and glamour so I used fab papers by Graphic 45 to pimp a box for him. I called him on the morning of Christmas Eve and asked/told him to take pics for me and although I had to remind him today to mail the said pics to me, he came through admirably. Pics of before opening the present and after. He is so smart if you give him instructions. Repeatedly. And say them  very loudly. (No. We never make fun of each other. At. All. Or point out and laugh when we do something embarrasing. Ever. This is totally an adult, functional relationship that we have over here).

I’m linking up Niko’s vintage box in these challenges:

Challenges 4 Everybody: #10- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes
Divas by Design: Challenge #66- Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge:  #187- Not a Card
Paper Play Challenges: Out With The Old, In With The New
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges: #52- Anything Goes
Card Crafter’s Circle: #55- Anything Goes

Commissioned Card! Yes. Really!


1354949399459 My friend Niko asked me to make a birthday card for his mom. What I knew from the recipient style, I decided to go with the 1920’s theme! I jumped on the chance as it was perfect excuse to get me some Graphic 45’s paper. As for the techniques… I didn’t do any stamping, just used some Distress Ink on some of the layers. The sentiment is printed on heavy Canson watercolour paper. I wish I could share the font name but I can’t remember what it was. I didn’t save the original document either so I can’t check it from there. Anyhoo, Niko’s mom liked the card and even his father commented how nice it was, so I’m considering this card a raving success. To celebrate my incredible accomplishment of making a card, I’m linking up in following challenges:

My Grafico Challenges: #141- Anything Goes
OohLaLa Challenge Blog: #119- Seeing Spot and Dots
Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge: #59- Endless Summer (the image with a girl in a bathing suit)
Moving Along With The Times: Clean & Simple
Alphabet Challenge Blog: V for Vintage

Autumn Rainbow Inspiration

This week, on Craft Your Passion, we were asked to get inspired by a photo:

I looked at the picture and thought hey, it’s an autumn rainbow. From rainbow I got hippies and from autumn I got the colours. Here’s my Autumn Hippie-card:

 See the text on the lighter paper? Flower generation, love…That’s hippies, my friend. I bought these papers at Amalia and they are all from the same set.

 The shapes were fussy cut from a patterned paper, the big flower in the center originally had some journaling space and I wrote a greeting on it. It turned out ugly so I covered it with the same paper I used on the background. When I eventually use this card, I’ll just add a number or a greeting, depending on the recipient.

 Hearts! And glitter! So girly! So pretty!

I just love these papers. I might have to go back and buy the rest of them. You know, for hoarding. Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to take part in the challenge! There are prizes! As always!

Which Witch is Which?

I nearly forgot to post this week’s DT-card. The theme is Witches and I used this adorable digi stamp by a Day For Daisies.

 The spiderwebs are fussy cut from the same paper I used on the background and raised with some 3d-dots. The little witches are coloured with ProMarkers except the tights where I used orange gel pen. From Ikea! Did you know that they have a small selection of crafty goodies on their Family-collection? Even some scrapbook papers…

Here’s the link to this week’s challenge, you still have a day to participate!

Buttons & Bows

It’s time for my weekly DT- card…Recipe: 2 buttons and a bow.

There’s the bow.

The two buttons sits on the left corner.

 Bow, wow, hau, woof and bark. This doggy has plenty to say about that ball.

 Or maybe he is telling you to go and take part in this week challenge. This weeks prizes are provided by Stamp Fairy and The Charm Barn. 10$ gift certificate! That’s plenty of digi stamps or charms to play with! Now I have to go and try to find the cords for my scanner. I haven’t been able to finish the freebie I promised last week because of it. Oh well! Patience is a virtue anyway :D

Till next time!